30 January 2010

Pope to Roman Rota: 'Judgments of marriage annulments must respect the truth'

The pope has also recalled the judgments of invalidity must respect the truth and justice of the facts and that they shouldn’t summit to societal pressure.

In particular, he said that all marriages are valid until proven otherwise. And that marital difficulties are not reasons to seek an annulment.

Apart from the grounds of marriage annulments, the Rota is the highest court of appeal for the Holy See. It is also responsible for judging the Church directly under the pope, like bishops and superiors of religious orders.


prekast said...

It will be interesting, and aggravating, to watch the media spin this.


Anonymous said...

The media cares little about this and the same goes for most catholics, unless they have a honey on the side they want to sleep with and to still be able to look like a good catholic by taking communion.

It is a joke.

Talk, talk, talk. Talk is cheap, Bene!

It is time you gave many american bishops and canonists their "official" walking papers, closed the tribunals, listened to respondent who have fought for their marriage against unbelievable efforts by the AmChurch to destroy them and excommunicated those who walk out on their marriage without justification.

You won't so I won't listen to your empty words, Bene.

A former catholic who sees the spouse and the significant other, welcomed into the Church.

Peggy said...

Interesting that you should post on this today. In the process of googling to learn about "safe [sic] touch" I found a Jimmy Akin post on the topic of marriage and annulment in the Church. The thread began in Feb '06 and got reignited in Fall 08. You can scroll down and find Don's [search "Don"] story that his wife was remarried by a Bville diocesan priest who decided that her prior marriage to Don was not valid and so the marriage in Church was okey-dokey. The priest made this judgment without investigation or finding by the diocesan tribunal. Don includes in further posts his interactions with diocesan officials who were dismayed to learn of the priest's actions.